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INHS Seminar | Can restoring native muskrat populations save wetland ecosystems?

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Illinois Natural History Survey Seminar Committee
Location
Zoom
Virtual
Date
Dec 1, 2020   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Adam Ahlers, Kansas State University
Contact
Dr. Craig Miller
E-Mail
craigm@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
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An invasive hybrid cattail species, Typha x glauca (T. x glauca), is expanding across North America and negatively affecting wetland biodiversity. We have been tracking the impacts of T. x glauca expansions in Voyageurs National Park, one of the most pristine wetland ecosystems in the United States, and investigating the feasibility of using muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) as a native biocontrol. I will discuss our ongoing research in Voyageurs National Park and reveal some of the surprising results we have learned so far.  

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